In the Stars May 3-10, 2020…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

The Sun marches forward in Taurus which symbolizes growth, fertility, pleasure, and beauty. The garden store near where I live has re-opened with social distancing guidelines, and the local ecology center recently gave out victory garden kits. It is time for spring planting and new growth. Continue spring cleaning and beautifying your home and making it more comfortable. Taurus loves beauty and comfort.

We move deeper into retrograde motion in the coming week with Saturn turning retrograde on Sunday, May 10th, joining Pluto that turned retrograde on April 25th. Venus and Jupiter will soon follow, turning retrograde on May 12th and 14th respectively. Venus’ retrograde period is through June 25th. Saturn, Pluto, and Jupiter are retrograde until September (Jupiter and Saturn) and October (Pluto). With the amount of retrograde motion, it is not a time to march forward. However, during the time these planets are in retrograde it is a good time to study, learn a new skill, and to work on projects that require research, focus, or concentration.

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Sunday is confusing, under the influence of a Moon-Neptune opposition. A Venus-Moon square magnifies the diffuse energy. This is not a day for clear thinking or making purchases. Reach for inspiration through music, dance, or a walk in the outdoors. Continue to attend to practical matters that need to be addressed.

With the Libra Moon as backdrop, turn your focus to art, beauty, and harmony on Monday. Libra is a cardinal, action-oriented sign, so make things happen. The Libra Moon aligns with Juno, the asteroid of partnership, and opposes Chiron, fostering greater understanding and healing of relationships.

Tuesday pulses with both tension and ease. Tension brews with the square of the Libra Moon to Pluto, Jupiter, and late in the evening, Saturn.  On the other hand, ease comes through a Grand Trine in air signs, lightening things up, and bringing good ideas and satisfying conversation. The Grand Trine involves the Moon in Libra, Mars in Aquarius, and Venus in Gemini. This Grand Trine heightens our desire to connect. Reach out to others by phone, Zoom, email, or snail mail.

Feelings run deep on Wednesday with the Moon in fixed water sign Scorpio. In addition, a tense and possibly explosive T-square in fixed signs may trigger us emotionally. Think about how you can channel frustration constructively. Do a deep cleaning; tackle a challenging old project that perhaps has been on the back burner; or renovate a room in your house. The Moon is approaching its fullness.

Thursday in the pre-dawn hours on the west coast, the Full Moon perfects and makes benefic sextiles to Jupiter and Pluto. Sextile aspects are opportunities. Thursday’s sextile aspects invite productivity.  However, the Moon makes an edgy square to Mars, and opposes Mercury, so we may be impatient and irritable. Be sure to think before speaking, or you are likely to spark conflict and defensiveness.

There’s a spring in our step, and optimism and courage in our heart on Friday with the Moon in sunny Sagittarius trine to Chiron in Aries. Take a walk or hike outdoors. Mercury makes an exact trine with Pluto in earth signs. We are able to deeply ponder problems and make solid plans toward resolution.

We may feel confused or undecided about direction on Saturday, as Neptune makes an uncomfortable square to the Moon and Venus. Later in the day the Moon conjoins the South Node. Saturn is stationary; we may feel constricted and limited. Saturday’s energies are demanding and destabilizing.

Saturn goes retrograde on Sunday for a five-month backward trajectory until A Mercury-Mars square makes us prone to arguments. The day’s energies may feel difficult. Go slow, and channel the demands into a writing project or some other demanding project that requires written or verbal expression.

Monday is a powerful, perhaps turbulent, strong productive work day. The Moon conjuncts Pluto and Jupiter in Capricorn, and trines the Sun in Taurus. With Saturn moving retrograde yesterday, you may feel the demands of responsibility and limitation. Dedicate yourself to your work.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Scattered, diffuse energies. Be inspired through music, art, or dance.

Monday: Bring more beauty into your day. Enjoy a fine dinner with your housemate(s).

Tuesday:  Tension runs high. Ideas flow. Connect with others.

Wednesday: Channel frustrations into challenging, demanding projects.

Thursday: Productive, but we are easily angered and irritated. Think before speaking and calm down before reacting.

Friday: Optimism abounds. Get moving, and enjoy an outing in nature.

Saturday: Difficult day. Go slow and be intentional.

Sunday: Saturn turns retrograde. We are prone to conflict, so be careful in your interactions.

Monday: Powerful, turbulent, but potentially productive work day.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Gemini
(April 3-August 7)

1. Explore your own book shelf and read some of the books that have been waiting for you.

2. Exercise flexibility in relationship.

3. Energize your social life through Zoom or phone calls. Keep the connections and conversation going.

4. Write cards or letters.

5. Walk in your neighborhood and community and see what you can discover.

6. Take an art or craft class online—there are many burgeoning now.

7. Connect with siblings, aunts, uncles, or cousins.

8. Think (and act) more flexibly with money matters—learn something new.

9. Play with words; write poetry or read some.

10. Do things you love that require both hands: play the piano, throw pottery, or ride your bicycle.

*****

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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major
angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign
tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s
difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle):
Pacific Standard Time:
May 3 at 7:25 p.m. through May 4 at 12:09 a.m. (Moon into Libra); May 5 at 7:30 p.m. through May 6 at 12:04 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio); May 7 at 7:38 p.m. through May 8 at 12:15 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius); May 9 at 11:10 p.m. through May 10 at 2:38 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn); May 12: 3:29 a.m. – 8:38 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius); May 14: 7:02 a.m. -6:24 p.m. (Moon into Pisces); May 17: 12:59 a.m. –  6:33 a.m. (Moon into Aries); May 19: 1:32 p.m. – 7:10 p.m. (Moon into Taurus) ; May 22: 1:00 a.m. – 6:35 a.m. (Moon into Gemini); May 24: 4:09 a.m. – 4:08 p.m. (Moon into Cancer); May 26: 6:06 pm – 11:32 pm (Moon into Leo); May 28 at 6:30 am – May 29 at 4:40 am (Moon into Virgo); May 31: 2:16 am – 7:37 am (Moon into Libra)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):
May 4:3:25 – 8:09 (Moon into Libra); May 6: 3:30 – 18:04 (Moon into Scorpio); May 8:3:38 -18:15 (Moon into Sagittarius); May 10: 7:10 – 10:38 (Moon into Capricorn); May 12: 11:29 – 16:38 (Moon into Aquarius); May 14 at 15:02  through May 15 at 2:24 (Moon into Pisces); May 17: 8:59 – 14:33 (Moon into Aries); May 19 at 21:32 through May 20 at 3:10 (Moon into Taurus; May 22: 9:00 a.m. – 14:35 (Moon into Gemini); May 24 at 12:09 through May 25 at 0:08 (Moon into Cancer); May 27: 2:06 – 7:32 (Moon into Leo); May 28 at 14:30 – May 29 at 12:40 (Moon into Virgo); May 31: 10:16  – 15:37 (Moon into Libra)

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In the Stars April 26-May 3, 2020…shining light on the astrology of the week

Spring is here as the Sun marches forward in Taurus which symbolizes growth, fertility, pleasure, and beauty. Prepare the garden for planting. It is time for spring cleaning and beautifying your home, especially next weekend with the Moon in Virgo.

There is a lot of uncertainty in not knowing when things will return to somewhat normal. There is not likely to be much change this month, with four planets turning retrograde.

Pluto turned retrograde on Saturday, April 25th and it will travel backwards until October 4th. Saturn turns retrograde next week on May 10 through September 28th. Venus turns retrograde on May 12 through June 25th. Jupiter turns retrograde May 14th through September 12th. With Pluto and Saturn retrograde, our fears can be amplified, so we must work with our thoughts to abate fear. During the time these planets are in retrograde it is a good time to study, learn a new skill, and to work on a project that requires research, focus, or concentration.

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Sunday may be full of surprises, framed by the Sun-Uranus conjunction. The Moon makes both benefic and challenging aspects. Exercise right speech. Reach out and connect. Make it a playful day.

Mercury moves from Aries to Taurus tropically where it will reside for the next three weeks, giving our thinking process a slower, more methodical, focused energy. Unlike when Mercury was in Aries, we will think and deliberate before we speak, and we will be more thoughtful. The Moon moves into Cancer, and we turn toward home and family, compassion and caring.  The Cancer Moon draws us to the kitchen to cook some comfort food.

Discernment, caution, and focus are themes on Tuesday with Mercury squaring Cancer. A benefic Sun-Moon sextile enables us to center ourselves in our emotional field and rest up for Wednesday’s challenges.

Be ready for an emotionally challenging day as the Cancer Moon meets the strong oppositional energy of Pluto, Jupiter, and Saturn respectively throughout the day. The Moon is void of course at 12:29 p.m. PDT until it moves into Leo at 6:06 p.m. PDT. While the Moon is void, and especially given the day’s aspects, take it easy, attending to routine tasks. This is not a day to push forward, as it will likely be met with opposition. Relax in the evening, and be playful and creative. Soothe any wounds from a rough day.

Thursday may be full of surprises as Uranus is the archetypal energy of the day! Uranus squares the Leo Moon, and conjuncts Mercury. We may get brilliant new ideas. We may experience reversals. Uranus can be game-changing and electrifying. Certainly this is an energized day. Expect the unexpected.

The Moon is void of course all day Friday, May 1st, May Day. As we continue to shelter-in-place, make it an easy Friday. Take time out for yourself. Paint a picture, play some music, or play a game with your housemate(s). Make the most of this playful, easy day.

Roll up your sleeves and get to work putting your life in order on Saturday. Earth to Earth: The Virgo Moon makes benefic trines to three planet helpers in Taurus: Uranus, Mercury, and Sun. Make the most of this productive alignment.

Sunday is confusing, under the influence of a Moon-Neptune opposition. A Venus-Moon square magnifies the diffuse energy. This is not a day for clear thinking or making purchases. Reach for inspiration through music, dance, or a walk in the outdoors. Continue to attend to practical matters that need to be addressed.

Attend to the unfinished tasks from the weekend with the Moon void of course Monday morning until 12:09 a.m. PDT when the Moon moves into copasetic Libra. With the Libra Moon as backdrop, turn your focus to art, beauty, and harmony.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Benefic aspects. Make it a playful day.

Monday: Focus on home and family. Cook some comfort food.

Tuesday: Exercise discernment, caution, and focus.

Wednesday: Emotionally challenging day. Be mindful and meet challenges with compassion and caring. Moon VoC 12:29 – 6:06 p.m. PDT.

Thursday:  Brilliant Day! Expect the unexpected.

Friday: Moon VoC all day. Take it easy, and do something creative.

Saturday: Productive day to put your life in order.

Sunday: Confusing, elusive day. Be inspired through music, art, or dance.

Monday: Moon VoC all morning until 12:09 p.m. PDT when it moves into Libra. Put your house in order in the morning, and bring more beauty into your life in the afternoon and evening. Enjoy a fine dinner with your housemate(s).

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Gemini
(April 3-August 7)

1. Explore your own book shelf and read some of the books that have been waiting for you.

2. Exercise flexibility in relationship.

3. Energize your social life through Zoom or phone calls. Keep the connections and conversation going.

4. Write cards or letters.

5. Walk in your neighborhood and community and see what you can discover.

6. Take an art or craft class online—there are many burgeoning now.

7. Connect with siblings, aunts, uncles, or cousins.

8. Think (and act) more flexibly with money matters—learn something new.

9. Play with words; write poetry or read some.

10. Do things you love that require both hands: play the piano, throw pottery, or ride your bicycle.

*****

I am available for astrological readings/consultations
at. Feel free to forward this blog! Sign up (free) at: http://www.cathycolemanastrology.com .

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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle):
Pacific Standard Time:
April 27: 10:00 a.m. – 10:28 a.m. (Moon into Cancer); April 29: 12:29  p.m. – 6:06 p.m. (Moon into Leo; May 1: 9:04 a.m. – 10:35 p.m. (Moon into Virgo); May 3 at 7:25 p.m. through May 4 at 12:09 a.m. (Moon into Libra); May 5 at 7:30 p.m. through May 6 at 12:04 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio); May 7 at 7:38 p.m. through May 8 at 12:15 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius); May 9 at 11:10 p.m. through May 10 at 2:38 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn); May 12: 3:29 a.m. – 8:38 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius); May 14: 7:02 a.m. -6:24 p.m. (Moon into Pisces); May 17: 12:59 a.m. –  6:33 a.m. (Moon into Aries); May 19: 1:32 p.m. – 7:10 p.m. (Moon into Taurus; May 22: 1:00 a.m. – 6:35 a.m. (Moon into Gemini); May 24: 4:09 a.m. – 4:08 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):
April 27: 18:00 – 18:28 (Moon into Cancer); April 29 at 20:29 through April 30 at  2:06; (Moon into Leo; May 1: 17:04 – 18:35 (Moon into Virgo); May 4:
3:25 – 8:09 (Moon into Libra); May 6: 3:30 – 18:04 (Moon into Scorpio); May 8:3:38 -18:15 (Moon into Sagittarius); May 10: 7:10 – 10:38 (Moon into Capricorn); May 12: 11:29 – 16:38 (Moon into Aquarius); May 14 at 15:02  through May 15 at 2:24 (Moon into Pisces); May 17: 8:59 – 14:33 (Moon into Aries); May 19 at 21:32 through May 20 at 3:10 (Moon into Taurus; May 22: 9:00 a.m. – 14:35 (Moon into Gemini); May 24 at 12:09 through May 25 at 0:08 (Moon into Cancer)

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In the Stars April 19-26, 2020…shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon

The Sun moves from Aries to Taurus on Sunday in the tropical zodiac. Taurus symbolizes growth, fertility, pleasure, and beauty. It is time to plant flowers and prepare the garden for planting vegetables. It is time for spring cleaning and beautifying your home.

And yes, we are still in the thick of this unusual time dealing with the COVID-19 virus. We are sheltering-in-place, concerned about those who are ill and dying, and affected by fluctuating financial markets, unemployment, and business disruptions. Pluto is in Capricorn, ruled by Saturn, now both tropically and sidereally. Significant planets are turning retrograde soon, and will be in retrograde motion until September. Pluto turns retrograde on April 25th through October 4th. Saturn turns retrograde on May 10 through September 28th. Venus turns retrograde on May 12 through June 25th. Jupiter turns retrograde May 14th through September 12th. With Pluto and Saturn retrograde, our fears can be amplified, so we must work with our thoughts to abate fear. During the time these planets are in retrograde it is a good time to study, learn a new skill, and to work on a project that requires research, focus, or concentration.

All planets are hemmed in by the Moon’s Nodes, known as Kala Sarpa Yoga, through the end of May, though the Moon breaks through from April 27th to May 10th, providing some relief. When all planets are on one side of the Moon’s nodes, it can be an unsettling time. We are literally hemmed in at home. You can mitigate the energy by doing good deeds, and living your life in balance as well as you possibly can.

April 25th is an auspicious day. Sidereally, the Sun and Moon are both exalted.  It is considered the most auspicious day of the year in India. It is a good time to begin what you want to be eternal. Often this is a day chosen for beginning new projects, or beginning a study. It is also a good day to give a donation to those less fortunate than you. April 25th is also the day that Pluto stations to move retrograde, so it is an especially potent day. You can read more about it at: https://komilla.com/fest-akshaya-tritiya.html.

* * * * * The Sun enters the sign of Taurus tropically on Sunday. The Pisces Moon makes benefic aspects to Neptune, Pluto, and Jupiter, expanding our awareness and possibilities. The Moon goes void of course in Pisces at 4:31
p.m. In the evening, relax and watch a movie or read a book. Take a hot bath and go to bed early. Get some good, sound, and extra sleep. Wait until tomorrow to plan the week ahead.

Monday the Moon moves into Aries just after midnight and joins Chiron later in the day. Aries is the sign symbolizing new beginnings. However, the Moon is inching toward its darkest time of the month. Sun squares Saturn, demanding discipline and asserting limitation. However, Saturn makes a benefic sextile to the Moon, softening the rough edges. This is a day for action and leaning into responsibilities.

We are invigorated Tuesday through the high energy of the Aries Moon. The Moon conjuncts Mercury and makes benefic sextiles to Venus and Mars, offering opportunities. Overall, Tuesday is a pleasant day. You may want to take advantage of the positive aspects to heal relationships, or to make headway with goals.

A New Moon forms at 3:24 Taurus on Wednesday. In the early morning hours the Moon makes square aspects to Pluto, Jupiter, and Saturn. The Moon is void of course in the morning until it moves into Taurus at 12:36 p.m. PDT. Give yourself a break on Wednesday morning, both because of the void Moon, and also because of the challenging planetary aspects. New Moons are for setting goals for the month ahead. Taurus symbolizes growth, planting, productivity, finances, material resources, and nourishment. Set a few goals for the month ahead having to do with these themes.

Thursday calls for expression of all things sensual such as good food, inspiring music, right speech, and physical beauty. There may be surprising dreams and awakenings. A Mars-Moon square demands action. Make this a pleasant day by your actions.

Venus’ Day, Friday, is another sensual day with the Moon in Taurus (ruled by Venus). The Taurus Moon makes benefic aspects with Neptune, Pluto, and Jupiter. Make hay while the Sun shines!  Work hard and work well, and many things can come to fruition.

Saturday is a golden day, and an intense day. From a Vedic perspective the Sun and Moon are both exalted. The Sun is exalted in Aries and the Moon is exalted in Taurus; these are the Sun’s and Moon’s placements in the sidereal zodiac on Saturday. Pluto stations retrograde. When a planet stations, its energy is more powerful. Pluto symbolizes transformation and empowerment. As mentioned above, this is an auspicious day to set something in motion. Set strong intentions and make this day count! And do something to benefit others such as make a donation.

Sunday may be full of surprises, framed by the Sun-Uranus conjunction. The Moon makes both benefic and challenging aspects. Be in communication. Exercise right speech. Make it a playful day.

Mercury moves from Aries to Taurus tropically where it will reside for the next three weeks, giving our thinking process a slower, more methodical, focused energy. Unlike when Mercury in Aries, we will think and deliberate before we speak. We will be more thoughtful. The Moon moves into Cancer, and we turn toward home and family, compassion and caring.  The Cancer Moon draws us to the kitchen to cook some comfort food.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: The Sun enters Taurus tropically. This is a day to please your senses. Indulge yourself.

Monday: The Moon bounces into Aries, sparking new beginnings. Lean into responsibilities and make things happen.

Tuesday: Pleasant, active day. Wind is at your back.

Wednesday:  Moon VoC 5:32 a.m. – 12:36 p.m. Give yourself a break in the morning. Then be productive. Set new goals for productivity.

Thursday: Heighten your senses with attention to all things sensual:  good food, beauty, inspiring music, beautiful home.

Friday: Make hay while the Sun shines!

Saturday: Akshaya-Titiya; see above. Auspicious day to start something new.

Sunday: Benefic aspects. Make it a playful day.

Monday: Focus on home and family. Cook some comfort food.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Gemini (April 3-August 7)

1. Explore your own book shelf and read some of the books
that have been waiting for you.

2. Exercise flexibility in relationship.

3. Energize your social life through Zoom or phone calls.
Keep the connections and conversation going.

4. Write cards or letters.

5. Walk in your neighborhood and community and see what you
can discover.

6. Take an art or craft class online—there are many
burgeoning now.

7. Connect with siblings, aunts, uncles, or cousins.

8. Think (and act) more flexibly with money matters—learn
something new.

9. Play with words; write poetry or read some.

10. Do things you love that require both hands: play the piano,
throw pottery, or ride your bicycle.

*****

I am available for astrological readings/consultations at. Feel free to forward this blog! Sign up (free) at: http://www.cathycolemanastrology.com .

*****

Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle):
Pacific Standard Time:
April 19 at 4:31 p.m. through April 20 at 0:01 (Moon into Aries); April 22: 5:32 a.m. – 12:36 p.m. (Moon into Taurus); April 24 at 5:43 p.m. through April 25 at 0:20 (Moon into Gemini); April 27: 10:00 a.m. – 10:28 a.m. (Moon into Cancer); April 29: 12:29  p.m. – 6:06 p.m. (Moon into Leo; May 1: 9:04 a.m. – 10:35 p.m. (Moon into Virgo); May 3 at 7:25 p.m. through May 4 at 12:09 a.m. (Moon into Libra); May 5 at 7:30 p.m. through May 6 at 12:04 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio); May 7 at 7:38 p.m. through May 8 at 12:15 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius); May 9 at 11:10 p.m. through May 10 at 2:38 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn); May 12: 3:29 a.m. – 8:38 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius); May 14: 7:02 a.m. -6:24 p.m. (Moon into Pisces); May 17: 12:59 a.m. –  6:33 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time): April 20: 0:31 – 8:01 (Moon into Aries)  April 22: 13:32 – 20:36 (Moon into Taurus); April 25: 1:43 – 8:20 (Moon into Gemini)   April 27: 18:00 – 18:28 (Moon into Cancer); April 29 at 20:29 through April 30 at  2:06; (Moon into Leo; May 1: 17:04 – 18:35 (Moon into Virgo); May 4: 3:25 – 8:09 (Moon into Libra); May 6: 3:30 – 18:04 (Moon into Scorpio); May 8: 3:38 -18:15 (Moon into Sagittarius); May 10: 7:10 – 10:38 (Moon into Capricorn); May 12: 11:29 – 16:38 (Moon into Aquarius); May 14 at 15:02  through May 15 at 2:24 (Moon into Pisces); May 17: 8:59 – 14:33 (Moon into Aries)

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In the Stars April 12-19, 2020…shining light on the astrology of the week

The Sun continues to shine in bold Aries where it is exalted, calling us to new beginnings. Mercury has just entered Aries tropically, where it is much better placed than in Pisces where it was in its fall for the last few weeks. Mercury, the planet symbolizing communication benefits from the fire, inspiration, and speed of Aries. For the next few days Mercury makes benefic sextiles to Mars and Saturn, giving discernment and good judgment.

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Easter Sunday is a day for relaxation, though this is not your usual Easter Sunday. Create a ceremony for yourself and those you live with to celebrate Resurrection. The Moon is void of course all day until 5:05 p.m. PDT when it moves into Capricorn. Relax into something, such as reading a book that takes you to faraway places.

Monday’s Capricorn Moon supports a lot of work to get done in a careful and steady manner. An early morning lunar trine to Uranus gives a charge, but otherwise, it’s a quiet day to enjoy. Tomorrow sizzles with powerful aspects.

Tuesday is the day this week that holds the challenging energy of the Moon’s aspects with Saturn and Pluto. In addition, the Sun makes a tense angular square to the Moon and other planets in Capricorn. A Mercury-Chiron conjunction may stir mental insecurities.  There is a tremendous powerful planetary energy in this day. Use it to your advantage; lean in, and work hard on a project or goal. The Moon moves into dispassionate, socially conscious Aquarius on Wednesday. Numerous aspects color the day, some easy and some challenging. A Moon-Jupiter square may leave us feeling overextended. The Moon frames the day with two conjunctions. First, an early morning  Moon-Saturn conjunction calls us to our responsibilities and our work. Late in the evening a Moon-Mars conjunction may leave us feeling anything but relaxed. Maybe it’s a night to burn the midnight oil. With Moon and Saturn in Aquarius we are called to help humanity. How can you contribute time and money to your community?

Following two intense days of planetary activity, Thursday is lighter day. With Moon in friendly, detached Aquarius, and no major aspects, we can ease into intellectual pursuits and put our attention toward social concerns. Make this a day for celebrating friendships. Reach out to some of your friends and express appreciation with a card, letter, or phone call.

Attend to routine, insignificant tasks Friday morning while the Moon is void of course until 11:29 a.m. Then the Moon moves into inspiring Pisces. A Mercury-Venus sextile is the aspect of the day which makes us sensitive to the needs of others, as well as creative and inspired.

Flow into creative possibilities on Saturday. The Pisces Moon promotes imaginative, artistic expression. Play music. Paint. Write. Be inspired.

The Sun enters the sign of Taurus tropically on Sunday. The Pisces Moon makes benefic aspects to Neptune, Pluto, and Jupiter, expanding our awareness and possibilities. The Moon goes void of course in Pisces at 4:31 p.m. In the evening, relax and watch a movie or read a book. Take a hot bath and go to bed early and get some good, sound, and extra sleep. Wait until tomorrow to plan the week ahead.

Monday the Moon moves into Aries just after midnight and joins Chiron later in the day. Aries is the sign symbolizing new beginnings. However, the Moon is inching toward its darkness.

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The Week in Short:

Easter Sunday: Day of rest. Moon VoC all day until 5:05 p.m. PDT. Then plan the week ahead.

Monday: Work proceeds in a careful and steady manner.

Tuesday: Powerful planetary energy is available for hard work on projects and goals.

Wednesday: We are called to serve humanity. Lean in and give time and money to help others.

Thursday: Celebrate friendship. Reach out to friends and express appreciation by letter, card, or a phone call.

Friday: Moon VoC until 11:29 a.m. when it moves into inspiring, uplifting Pisces. Allow intuition and inspiration to be your guide.

Saturday: Express yourself creatively. Paint, cook, or play music.

Sunday: The Sun enters Taurus tropically. This is a day to please your senses. Indulge yourself.

Monday: The Moon bounces into Aries, sparking new beginnings. But the Moon is dark, so take some solitude.

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*****

Ten Things to Do with Venus in Gemini (April 3-August 7)

1. Explore your own book shelf and read some of the books
that have been waiting for you.

2. Exercise flexibility in relationship.

3. Energize your social life through Zoom or phone calls.
Keep the connections and conversation going.

4. Write cards or letters.

5. Walk in your neighborhood and community and see what you
can discover.

6. Take an art or craft class online—there are many
burgeoning now.

7. Connect with siblings, aunts, uncles, or cousins.

8. Think (and act) more flexibly with money matters—learn
something new.

9. Play with words; write poetry or read some.

10. Do things you love that require both hands: play the piano, throw pottery, or ride your bicycle.

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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle):
Pacific Standard Time:
April 12: 4:46 a.m. –5:05 p.m. (Moon into
Capricorn); April 14 at 4:47 p.m. through April 15 at 0:37 a.m. (Moon into
Aquarius); April 17: 7:34 a.m. –  11:29 a.m. (Moon into Pisces); April 19
at 4:31 p.m. through April 20 at 0:01 (Moon into Aries); April 22: 5:32 a.m. –
12:36 p.m. (Moon into Taurus); April 24 at 5:43 p.m. through April 25 at 0:20
(Moon into Gemini); April 27: 10:00 a.m. – 10:28 a.m. (Moon into Cancer); April 29: 12:29  p.m. – 6:06 p.m. (Moon into Leo; May 1: 9:04 a.m. – 10:35 p.m. (Moon into Virgo); May 3 at 7:25 p.m. through May 4 at 12:09 a.m. (Moon into Libra); May 5 at 7:30 p.m. through May 6 at 12:04 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio); May 7 at 7:38 p.m. through May 8 at 12:15 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius); May 9 at 11:10 p.m. through May 10 at 2:38 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time): April 6: 14:29 –  22:15 (Moon into Libra); April 12 at 12:45 through April 13th at 1:05 (Moon into Capricorn); April 15:
0:47 – 8:37 (Moon into Aquarius); April 17: 15:34 –  19:29 (Moon into Pisces); April 20: 0:31 – 8:01 (Moon into Aries)  April 22: 13:32 – 20:36 (Moon into Taurus); April 25: 1:43 – 8:20 (Moon into Gemini)   April 27: 18:00 – 18:28 (Moon into Cancer); April 29 at 20:29 through April 30 at  2:06; (Moon into Leo; May 1: 17:04 – 18:35 (Moon into Virgo); May 4: 3:25 – 8:09 (Moon into
Libra); May 6: 3:30 – 18:04 (Moon into Scorpio); May 8: 3:38 -18:15 (Moon into Sagittarius); May 10: 7:10 – 10:38 (Moon into Capricorn)

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In the Stars April 5-12, 2020…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

March 20-April 4th was a period that harbored four significant, powerful conjunctions. Although Mars has now moved past Saturn and Pluto, in the coming week we have a Mars-Uranus square which is another turbulent, erratic aspect, giving another potentially volatile week. Jupiter has just made the first of three conjunctions with Pluto, a dynamic alignment which can empower, enable breakthrough, and illuminate truth. This week holds a potent Full Moon on Tuesday. Venus has just entered Gemini where it will stay for four months until August 7th. This is unusual, as Venus usually spends about three weeks in a sign. On May 14th Venus turns retrograde until June 25th when it turns direct again. The Sun continues to shine in bold Aries where it is exalted, calling us to new beginnings.

As a reminder the astrology of these COVID-19 times includes the Pluto/Saturn conjunction, Mars being out-of-bounds until June, and the nodes in problematic Nakshatras (arcs of 27 divisions of the zodiac) Ardra and Mula, according to Vedic astrology, and a challenging yoga (Kala Sarpa) where the planets Sun through Saturn are all on one side of the nodal axis.  So what to do when the planetary energy is so intense? Be careful, intentional, and focused. Remember that we can use this tremendous energy for good. Much can be accomplished. Breakthroughs can happen in solving deep problems and doing our work. Mars and Saturn will be conjunct at 0 degrees of Aquarius, the sign of invention and innovation. 

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Palm Sunday is a relatively quiet day astrologically, giving us some peace and calm to put our lives in order with the grace of the orderly Virgo Moon. Enjoy the day, especially after this extremely active, volatile week, and in preparation for another one!

On Monday the Virgo Moon makes benefic trines to the many planets conjunct in late Capricorn and early Aquarius: Pluto, Jupiter, and Pallas Athena in late degrees of Capricorn, and Saturn and Mars in early Aquarius. The Moon is void of course all morning until 2:16 p.m. PDT when it moves into Libra. Use the Virgo Moon to tend to routine tasks, and hold meetings and things requiring connection until after 2:16 p.m. PDT. Today through Wednesday is strongly influenced by the volatile Mars-Uranus square, noted in the next paragraph.

Tuesday is yet another potent day. The Moon reaches its fullness in Libra, making an edgy square to Jupiter and Pluto—a bold, dynamic grand square in cardinal (action) signs. Adding to the power and complexity of the day, Mars and Jupiter are exactly square which can portend recklessness, or building and breakthrough. Mercury in Pisces makes an opportune sextile to Jupiter and Pluto, giving insight and intuition. The Full Moon in Libra (Moon)-Aries (Sun) invites us to re-balance our own needs with those of others. Occurring while most of us are sheltering-in-place, this is a bold, powerful Full Moon that demands consciousness, intention, and hard work.  Lean into it fully!

Challenge is the word for Wednesday as we face numerous squares of the Moon: to Pluto, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars. At the same time, the Moon opposes Uranus. This day is filled with edgy, volatile aspects again. The Moon is void all morning from 5:50 a.m. to 1:17 p.m. PDT, a time to focus on routine, insignificant tasks.  At 1:17 p.m. PDT the Moon moves into Scorpio. Tackle a big project—or a lot of little ones to use this dynamic, powerful energy wisely.

Thursday, Passover, is a relatively quiet day in the cosmos. Feelings run deep as the Moon is in Scorpio; we seek solitude, probably easier to come by now unless you have school-age children. The Moon makes a sweet trine with Neptune, giving inspiration, compassion, and creativity. Relax and withdraw and give yourself some self-care, welcome after the intensity of the last three days.

Emotions draw us deep into what matters on Friday morning. In the afternoon the Moon bounces into sunny Sagittarius to lift our spirits, making benefic aspects with Mercury and Saturn. Mercury moves into Aries tropically, a welcome relief as it emerges from Pisces where it is in its fall, a place where it is weak. Mercury will uplift us into action as it traverses Aries. With the Moon in Sag, we want to travel and be social, but since most of us can’t do that, find other ways to express it. Host a Zoom call with friends in far-away places; settle into a good book that lifts your spirits; or plan your next dream travel adventure.

Mercury makes an opportune sextile to Saturn on Saturday, giving discernment, focus, and balanced thinking. Moon aspects Mars and Venus, amplifying love and passion. The Sagittarius Moon draws us to adventure. Be expansive and adventurous while at the same time discerning and practical.

Easter Sunday is a day for relaxation, though this is not your usual Easter Sunday. Create a ceremony for yourself and those you live with to celebrate Resurrection. The Moon is void of course all day until 5:05 p.m. PDT when it moves into Capricorn. Relax into something such as reading a book that takes you to faraway places.

Monday’s Capricorn Moon supports a lot of work to get done in a careful and steady manner. An early morning lunar trine to Uranus gives a charge, but otherwise, it’s a quiet day before tomorrow which sizzles with powerful aspects.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday:  Put your life in order and enjoy the day.

Monday: Moon VoC until 2:16 p.m. PDT. Energy flows to get a lot accomplished—routine tasks in the morning, and things calling for initiating and making connections after 2:16 (14:16) PDT.

Tuesday: Full Moon in Libra. Bold, dynamic day. Balance personal and relational needs.

Wednesday:  Edgy, volatile, powerful day. Use the energy intentionally and wisely.

Thursday: Feelings run deep, but cosmic energies are easier than usual. Take some space for yourself.

Friday: Emotions run deep in the morning; uplifting afternoon. Take a hike if you can find a place to go that is open.

Saturday: Balanced mental energy and sound decision making abound in a backdrop of optimism.

Easter Sunday: Day of rest. Moon VoC all day until 5:05 p.m. PDT. Then plan the week ahead.

Monday: Work proceeds in a careful and steady manner.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Gemini (April 3-August 7)

1. Explore your own book shelf and read some of the books that have been waiting for you.

2. Exercise flexibility in relationship.

3. Energize your social life through Zoom or phone calls. Keep the connections and conversation going.

4. Write cards or letters.

5. Walk in your neighborhood and community and see what you can discover.

6. Take an art or craft class online—there are many burgeoning now.

7. Connect with siblings, aunts, uncles, or cousins.

8. Think (and act) more flexibly with money matters—learn something new.

9. Play with words; write poetry or read some.

10. Do things you love that require both hands: play the piano, throw pottery, or ride your bicycle.

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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle):
Pacific Standard Time:
April 6: 6:29 a.m. –  2:15 p.m. (Moon into Libra); April 8: 5:50 a.m. –  1:17 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio); April 10: 12:35 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius); April 12: 4:46 a.m. –5:05 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn); April 14 at 4:47 p.m. through April 15 at 0:37 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius); April 17: 7:34 a.m. –  11:29 a.m. (Moon into Pisces); April 19 at 4:31 p.m. through April 20 at 0:01 (Moon into Aries); April 22: 5:32 a.m. – 12:36 p.m. (Moon into Taurus); April 24 at 5:43 p.m. through April 25 at 0:20 (Moon into Gemini); April 27: 10:00 a.m. – 10:28 a.m. (Moon into Cancer); April 29: 12:29  p.m. – 6:06 p.m. (Moon into Leo; May 1: 9:04 a.m. – 10:35 p.m. (Moon into Virgo); May 3 at 7:25 p.m. through May 4 at 12:09 a.m. (Moon into Libra)               

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time): April 6: 14:29 –  22:15 (Moon into Libra); April 8: 13:50 –  21:17 (Moon into Scorpio); April 10: 20:35 – 21:35 (Moon into Sagittarius); April 12 at 12:45 through April 13th at 1:05 (Moon into Capricorn); April 15: 0:47 – 8:37 (Moon into Aquarius); April 17: 15:34 –  19:29 (Moon into Pisces); April 20: 0:31 – 8:01 (Moon into Aries)  April 22: 13:32 – 20:36 (Moon into Taurus); April 25: 1:43 – 8:20 (Moon into Gemini)   April 27: 18:00 – 18:28 (Moon into Cancer); April 29 at 20:29 through April 30 at  2:06; (Moon into Leo; May 1: 17:04 – 18:35 (Moon into Virgo); May 4: 3:25 – 8:09 (Moon into Libra)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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In the Stars March 29-April 3, 2020…shining light on the astrology of the week

This week harbors even more volatility than the past couple of weeks as Mars will be conjunct Saturn, exactly for about four days (Monday through Thursday), and Jupiter will makes its first of three conjunctions on April 4th near Mars and Saturn. Jupiter, usually a benefic planet, exaggerates and expands, and combined with Pluto, Saturn and Mars this coming week could be even more turbulent than life has been. The astrology of these COVID-19 times includes the Pluto/Saturn conjunction, Mars being out-of-bounds until June, and the nodes in problematic Nakshatras (arcs of 27 divisions of the zodiac) Ardra and Mula, according to Vedic astrology, and a challenging yoga (Kala Sarpa) where the planets Sun through Saturn are all on one side of the nodal axis.  So what to do when the planetary energy is so intense? Be careful, intentional, and focused. Most of us have been prepared for the volatility by sheltering in place, not traveling, and heeding warnings to be cautious. Remember that also we can use this tremendous energy for good. Much can be accomplished. Breakthroughs can happen in solving deep problems and doing our work. Mars and Saturn will be conjunct at 0 degrees of Aquarius, the sign of invention and innovation.  Perhaps a vaccine for COVID-19 will be discovered with the help of this alignment. While the short-term advice is to be conscious and careful this week, the demands of the energy in the bigger picture are to consider what is being asked of our lives. Pluto demands surrender—and takes things away if you don’t surrender freely. Saturn demands restructuring, and ends things that no longer serve.  The big question now is: What needs to be surrendered, destroyed, given up, or restructured in our lives? I wasn’t surprised to hear on the news last night that divorces are increasing at this time. What isn’t working is likely to be taken away or ended. Financial cycles analyst Ray Merriman has written an excellent free report about this pivotal time, its bearing on finances, and what it implies for the length of COID-19.  You can access it here:  https://bit.ly/2JolQKQ.

The energies in the week ahead are extremely turbulent. You will benefit from the grounding, stretching, bending, and movement of exercise to keep yourself balanced, strong, and flexible. Yoga and dance are good choices, but any exercise that stretches and strengthens you will help you ride the turbulence and build your immune system. The internet and YouTube are full of exercise workouts to keep us in shape as we shelter-in-place. If you haven’t found programs you like yet, go exploring. One free app I have been using that offers many great exercise choices is Peleton.

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The Moon is in curious Gemini on Sunday. We usually feel an urge to go places and to be social. With the Coronavirus shelter-in-place order, we can channel that energy into explorations at home or through the computer, and converse by phone or internet. Read a book. Explore YouTube and learn something new. Listen to a podcast. Call your sibling(s). The asteroid of health and hygiene, Hygeia, is conjunct the Moon, so health is highlighted.

Monday, March 30 is the first of four extremely intense, volatile days when Mars is exactly conjunct Saturn, and Jupiter, Pluto, and Pallas Athena are exactly conjunct a few degrees away from Pluto and Saturn. Mars, Pluto, and Saturn all conjunct are extremely volatile, corresponding with the heightening of the spread of COVID-19. Jupiter amplifies whatever it touches. Saturn and Mars combined can act as a push-pull or blocking energy, though it can also give great focus. From a Jyotish or Vedic perspective, all of the planets are hemmed in by the nodes (except the Moon during half of the month). This hemming of energy can also be volatile and difficult. We already know we need to be cautious and our lives are restricted. However, there is a lot of energy for action. So dig into projects, purge your homes of clutter, or learn a new skill to enhance your profession.  

On Monday the Moon is void of course all day from 8:11 a.m. PDT. We may feel scattered due to the void Moon in Gemini and the Moon’s square to Neptune. This is not a day for focus. Allow yourself to flow with the meandering energies of the day. When the Moon is in Gemini we
want to communicate, so reach out to family, friends, or colleagues with a phone call. Mars’ entry into Aquarius draws us toward freedom and friendship through May 12th. Reach out through a Zoom call and be charitable toward your neighbors.

The Moon enters Cancer tropically on Tuesday which usually gives a cozy, caring energy. However, Mars conjuncts Saturn, a harsh, disagreeable aspect that can manifest as a blocking energy. The Moon squares Chiron, another uncomfortable alignment. Be kind. Do what you can do, but don’t try to force resistant energy. Cook some comfort food and nourish yourself or support your local restaurant with some delicious take-out food.

All Fool’s Day April 1st is not a light-hearted day. This is day three of the extremely volatile energy of the Mars-Saturn alignment. However, lunar trines to Mercury and Neptune give compassion, understanding, and inspiration.

Thursday is a highly charged day full of planetary challenges. The Moon opposes Jupiter, Pluto, Saturn, and Mars, and squares Uranus! You may meet obstacles, and there also may be a few surprises. Mid-day the Moon moves from Cancer to more playful Leo tropically, which may uplift our spirits. When there is this much challenging energy in the day it is best to be conscious and cautious; at the same time the dynamic energy wants to work, so lean in and get some big things accomplished.

The intensity of the last four days lifts a little on Friday, Venus’ Day, and Venus moves into Gemini tropically for an extra-long stay of four months due to a retrograde period beginning in early May. Gemini is an air and symbolizes curiosity and connection; this shift will lighten things up a bit. The luminaries, Sun and Moon make a warm, congenial trine in fire signs. Mercury is conjunct Neptune which could cloud our thinking – or inspire us. The Moon is void of course for over 24 hours beginning at 12:29 p.m. until 2:18 p.m. on Saturday. If you have meetings to attend or decisions to make, attend to those matters in the morning. Take it easy in the afternoon and evening, and watch a good movie on Netflix.

The big cosmic event of the day is Jupiter’s exact conjunction with Pluto at 24:53 Capricorn. This is a powerful combination for transformation. Note how the big changes in your life, especially in the last three months, have manifested and shifted things for you. Another strong cosmic event is Venus trine Saturn which will give relational support. This alignment can help us re-set and manage the turbulence that may have been stirred up earlier in the week. At 2:18 p.m. PDT the Moon moves into industrious Virgo and this will help us get our lives in order over the next two days, but perhaps not until tomorrow, as a Moon-Uranus trine in the evening may deliver some surprises, as well as some brilliant ideas.

Palm Sunday is a relatively quiet day astrologically, giving us some peace and calm to put our lives in order with the grace of the orderly Virgo Moon. Enjoy the day, especially after this extremely active, volatile week!

On Monday the Virgo Moon makes benefic trine aspects to all the planets that are conjunct in Capricorn and early Aquarius: Pluto, Jupiter, Pallas Athena in Capricorn, and Saturn and Mars in early Aquarius. The Moon is void of course all morning until 2:16 p.m. PDT when it moves into Libra. Use the Virgo Moon to tend to routine tasks, and hold meetings and things requiring connection until after 2:16 p.m. PDT.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Explore in the comfort of your home. Read a book or learn something new through a podcast, YouTube, or the internet.

Monday: Moon VoC all day beginning at 8:11 a.m. PDT. Attend to routine tasks and allow yourself to flow with the challenging energies of the day.

Tuesday: Energy may feel blocked. Don’t force anything. Be kind and caring.

Wednesday: Another turbulent, volatile day, so be aware, yet use the energy to get things accomplished.

Thursday: Be conscious and cautious as there is much challenging energy. Lean in and work hard.

Friday: Hold meetings and finish work projects in the morning. Relax in the afternoon and evening. Moon Voc at 12:29 p.m. through Saturday at 2:18 p.m.

Saturday: Commitments solidify, and sweeping changes over the past few months are to be honored. Moon VoC until 2:18 p.m. PDT.

Sunday:  Put your live in order and enjoy the day.

Monday: Moon VoC until 2:16 p.m. PDT. Energy flows to get a lot accomplished—routine tasks in the morning, and things calling for initiating and making connections after 2:16 (14:16 PDT).

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Taurus
(March 4-April 3) –in COVID-19 Isolated Times

  1. Spend time in your garden—weed, water, fertilize, and plant.
  2. Cook delicious food to delight your taste buds.
  3. Give your hair a special, nourishing treatment.
  4. Freshen your wardrobe—cull things that no longer work for you.
    Mend and repair clothes needing attention.
  5. Take time for bubble baths in candlelight.
  6. Spray a delightful scent such as rose water around your face.
  7. Find some delightful new inspiring music on Pandora or Spotify.
  8. Create a new playlist to inspire you.
  9. Meet each day looking your best—if only for yourself.
  10. Sing!

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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting
decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work. Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle):
Pacific StandardTime:
March 30 at 8:11 a.m. through March 31 at 4:43 a.m. (Moon into Cancer); April 2: 9:49 a.m. – 11:26 a.m. (Moon into Leo); April 3 at 12:29 p.m. through April 4, at 2:18 p.m. (Moon into Virgo); April 6: 6:29 a.m. –  2:15 p.m. (Moon into Libra); April 8: 5:50 a.m. –  1:17 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio); April 10: 12:35 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius); April 12: 4:46 a.m. –5:05 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn); April 14 at 4:47 p.m. through April 15 at 0:37 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius); April 17: 7:34 a.m. –  11:29 a.m. (Moon into Pisces); April 19 at 4:31 p.m. through April 20 at 0:01 (Moon into Aries); April 22: 5:32 a.m. – 12:36 p.m. (Moon into Taurus); April 24 at 5:43 p.m. through April 25 at 0:20 (Moon into Gemini)                                                                                                             GMT (Greenwich Mean Time): March 28 at 23:05 through March 29 at 2:38 (Moon into Gemini); March 30 at 16:11 through March 31 at 12:43 (Moon into Cancer); April 2: 17:49 – 19:26 (Moon into Leo); April 3 at 20:29 through April 4, at 22:18 (Moon into Virgo); April 6: 14:29 –  22:15 (Moon into Libra); April 8: 13:50 –  21:17 (Moon into Scorpio); April 10: 20:35 – 21:35 (Moon into Sagittarius); April 12 at 12:45 through April 13th at 1:05 (Moon into Capricorn); April 15: 0:47 – 8:37 (Moon into Aquarius); April 17: 15:34 –  19:29 (Moon into Pisces); April 20: 0:31 – 8:01 (Moon into Aries)  April 22: 13:32 – 20:36 (Moon into Taurus); April 25: 1:43 – 8:20 (Moon into Gemini)                                                                                                                                                                           

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In the Stars March 22-29, 2020…shining light on the astrology of the week: New Moon

We are now well into our first week of shelter-in-place in California. Much of the rest of the country is under the same mandate. Every day there are new orders and changes to limit physical contact to contain the virus. Our lives have dramatically changed over the past week. As spring has arrived, we have had to draw inward and take more of a winter posture; we are dying to an old way of living and emerging into a new springtime. Nature is available to us to step into spring.

This week, in spite of the gloomy overcast skies of the Pluto/Saturn conjunction, Mars being out-of-bounds, and the nodes in problematic Nakshatras Ardra and Mula, according to Vedic astrology, the Sun is now in sunny, forward-moving Aries, and Venus and Jupiter make a benefic trine. Tuesday’s New Moon at 4:12 Aries is conjunct Chiron and Black Moon Lilith, symbolizing healing and equality.

I just attended the San Francisco Astrological Society’s excellent International Day Conference today (Saturday), converted to an online forum. Linea Van Horn was the keynote speaker, and gave the closing lecture “Dancing On the Edge of Chaos.” Her message was that it is a miracle that we are living in this amazing time of change, and that we can participate in the challenges and changes in many positive, proactive ways. I worked with a client earlier today who was resistant to changing her ways in response to what is happening. While response is always one’s choice, the energy of Pluto and Saturn is to end and destroy old worn-out ways of doing things. It is less painful, I think, to proactively respond to demands for change rather than to resist and be forced to change at a later breaking point.

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Sunday is a cosmically energized day. Mercury makes a brilliant, inventive sextile with Uranus, giving great ideas. Venus and Neptune align in a creative dance, encouraging idealism and generativity. Mars and Pluto conjunct, creating a powerful, dynamic duo. The dynamism of these powerful, and soft, visionary aspects can be employed for productivity, innovation, and good works.

Start your work week with gentle movement such as yoga early Monday morning. The Moon is void of course all day starting at 7:51 a.m. PDT. Take time from work demands for a walk, an art project, or to watch a film. At 5:58 p.m. PDT the Moon bounces in to Aries, ready to get going on something new. However, the Moon is dark, so take some space for yourself and go inward. 

Healing is a strong theme in Tuesday’s New Moon which is conjunct Chiron. The Moon also conjuncts Black Moon Lilith calling forth independence and creativity. These four planets form a tense square to the Moon’s nodes, a karmic alignment. This constrictive configuration symbolizes the challenge of the Coronavirus in which we are limited in movement, and are called in isolation to be creative both independently and socially.

The Sun shines fully in Aries on Wednesday and makes an edgy aspect to Jupiter and Pluto. We are deeply challenged in expansive ways. Lean in, and give this day your all.

We are reminded of responsibilities and limitations on Thursday as we plod through practical matters. Yet, we can expect routines to be broken and perhaps something surprising to emerge in the afternoon. Please the senses with a fine dinner in the evening. Light candles, play your favorite music, and make the evening special.

Indulge yourself in sensual pleasures on Friday. The Moon is in Taurus making benefic aspects to Mercury and Neptune, and it is Venus’ Day, Viernes, ruler of Taurus. The highlight aspect of the day is Venus trine Jupiter—the benefic planets of love and joy. Walk in nature, spruce up your home, and enjoy a delicious dinner and perhaps wine to celebrate the end of your work week in isolation.

Saturday is another awesome, pleasure-packed day. A Venus-Pluto trine amplifies love and passion, and infuses relationships with positive, amorous energy. Moon and Venus in Taurus are strong, as the Moon is exalted in Taurus, and Venus is the ruler of Taurus. These two strong planets, Venus and Moon, make benefic aspects to Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, and Pluto in grounded earth signs. This day can be extremely productive. Lean into this day, give it the works, and reap the benefits.

The Moon is in curious Gemini on Sunday. We usually feel an urge to go places and to be social. With the Coronavirus shelter-in-place order, we will need to channel that energy into explorations at home. Read a book. Explore YouTube and learn something new. Listen to a podcast. Call your sibling(s). The asteroid of health and hygiene, Hygeia, is conjunct the Moon, so health is highlighted.

The Moon is void of course all day Monday from 8:11 a.m. PDT. We may feel scattered due to the void Moon in Gemini and the Moon’s square to Neptune. This is not a day for focus. Allow yourself to flow with the meandering energies of the day. When the Moon is in Gemini we want to communicate, so reach out to family, friends, or colleagues with a phone call. Mars moves into Aquarius tropically, drawing us toward freedom and friendship through May 12th.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: Powerful day of cosmic alignments.

Monday:  Moon VoC until 5:68 p.m. PDT. Moon is dark just before tomorrow’s New Moon, so take some solitude.

Tuesday: New Moon in Aries. Be creative and independent in your social distancing, and open to healing.

Wednesday: High energy, expansive, challenging day. Make the most of it, and get started early.

Thursday: Attend to practical matters, and enjoy a fine dinner in the evening.

Friday: Indulge in sensual pleasures—and enjoy!

Saturday: Power-packed productive day. Make the most of it.

Sunday: Explore in the comfort of your home. Read a book or learn something new through a podcast, YouTube, or the internet.

Monday: Moon VoC all day beginning at 8:11 a.m. PDT. Allow yourself to flow with the meandering, unfocused energies of the day.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Taurus (March 4-April 3) –in COVID-19 Isolated Times

  1. Spend time in your garden—weed, water, fertilize, and plant.
  2. Cook delicious food to delight your taste buds.
  3. Give your hair a special, nourishing treatment.
  4. Freshen your wardrobe—cull things that no longer work for you. Mend and repair clothes needing attention.
  5. Take time for bubble baths in candlelight.
  6. Spray a delightful scent such as rose water around your face.
  7. Find some delightful new inspiring music on Pandora or Spotify.
  8. Create a new playlist to inspire you.
  9. Meet each day looking your best—if only for yourself.
  10. Sing!

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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting
decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle):
Pacific StandardTime:
March 23: 7:51 a.m. – 5:58 p.m. (Moon into Aries); March 26: 0:16 a.m. – 6:37 a.m. (Moon into Taurus); Saturday, March 28: 4:05 p.m. – 6:38 p.m. (Moon into Gemini); March 30 at 8:11 a.m. through March 31 at 4:43 a.m. (Moon into Cancer); April 2: 9:49 a.m. – 11:26 a.m. (Moon into Leo); April 3 at 12:29 p.m. through April 4, at 2:18 p.m. (Moon into Virgo); April 6: 6:29 a.m. –  2:15 p.m. (Moon into Libra); April 8: 5:50 a.m. –  1:17 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio); April 10: 12:35 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius); April 12: 4:46 a.m. –5:05 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn); April 14 at 4:47 p.m. through April 15 at 0:37 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius); April 17: 7:34 a.m. –  11:29 a.m. (Moon into Pisces); April 19 at 4:31 p.m. through April 20 at 0:01 (Moon into Aries)                                                                                                           GMT (Greenwich Mean Time): March 23 at 14:51 through March 24 at 0:58 (Moon into Aries); March 26: 7:16  – 13:37 (Moon into Taurus); March 28 at 23:05 through March 29 at 2:38 (Moon into Gemini); March 30 at 16:11 through March 31 at 12:43 (Moon into Cancer); April 2: 17:49 – 19:26 (Moon into Leo); April 3 at 20:29 through April 4, at 22:18 (Moon into Virgo); April 6: 14:29 –  22:15 (Moon into Libra); April 8: 13:50 –  21:17 (Moon into Scorpio); April 10: 20:35 – 21:35 (Moon into Sagittarius); April 12 at 12:45 through April 13th at 1:05 (Moon into Capricorn); April 15: 0:47 – 8:37 (Moon into Aquarius); April 17: 15:34 –  19:29 (Moon into Pisces); April 20: 0:31 – 8:01 (Moon into Aries)                                                                 

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In the Stars March 15-22, 2020…shining light on the astrology of the week

I’m sure the main thing on your mind is the question: When is the Coronavirus Pandemic going to end? While, of course, no one really knows, I will share a few thoughts from both Western and Eastern astrological perspectives at the end of the weekly post for those interested in some possible astrological correlations. Perhaps the situation is a perfect storm of cosmic influences. Perhaps the situation defies causal interpretation. Perhaps the situation is a cosmic re-set for our collective humanity.

This week is the Vernal Equinox on Thursday, the first day of Spring when the Sun moves into Aries tropically, and day and night are equal. Mars and Jupiter perfect in conjunction on Friday, March 20th, a combination ready to march and push things forward.

As for me, yesterday was the first anniversary of my husband”s (Ralph Metzner) death. Today I spoke of his life and legacy at the opening weekend of the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research (www.ciis.edu/cptr) with which I work. Half of our class of 77 students attended in person, while half attended via Zoom technology. In the last week we negotiated and prepared for this necessity. Our faculty from the East Coast presented via Zoom. It worked out to be a great weekend for all, and almost seamless in execution. It was a great challenge to work with the current issues and figure out new methods of adjusting, educating, and building community.

As we navigate our changing schedules and new ways of doing work, the everyday messages of planetary alignments offer wisdom for living our lives to the fullest, and making the most of these challenging times.

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Sunday is a rest day! I hope that it was for you. It was also a good day to re-configure travel plans.

It’s a slow start Monday morning due to the Moon being void of course through 9:25 a.m. when it moves into taciturn Capricorn. Then it is time to get down to business and plan the week ahead. Mercury moves into Pisces tropically where it is in its fall, or not the best placement. Thinking may be cloudy, though you can still get a lot accomplished.

Tuesday, St. Patrick’s Day, has beautiful energy. The Capricorn Moon makes beneficial alignments with Venus and Neptune. Mars and Pallas Athena conjoin, giving zesty energy for strategic, artful action. This is an excellent day for constructing an imaginative, strategic action plan.

Wednesday is a power-packed day as the Capricorn Moon conjoins Mars, Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn, and makes a benefic sextile with the Pisces Sun. A great deal can, and should be, accomplished. Business and career opportunities may be revealed—or generated. Make this day count. At 6:16 p.m. the Moon moves into air sign Aquarius, when it is time to turn to an evening with friends—in person, by phone, or online.

The Vernal Equinox arrives Thursday when the Sun enters Aries at 8:50 p.m. PDT, where it is exalted and strong. The Sun makes a benefic sextile to Saturn, holding us accountable for our responsibilities. Independence is a key word for the day as the free-thinking Aquarius Moon squares Uranus. Spring has officially arrived.

Mars conjuncts Jupiter on Friday. We enthusiastically march forward, even though the Moon is void of course all day and evening. Allowing your energy to roam free, you can get a lot of routine, insignificant tasks accomplished.

Our concerns stretch toward the collective and our common humanity on Saturday and Sunday. The Moon moves into Pisces, softening our focus and amplifying our compassion and generosity. Saturn moves into Aquarius tropically on Saturday evening (8:57 p.m. PDT). Mercury conjoins the Moon and trines the North Node, amplifying the potential of our interconnections.

Sunday is a cosmically energized day. Mercury makes a brilliant, inventive sextile with Uranus. Venus and Neptune align in a creative dance, encouraging idealism and generativity. Mars and Pluto conjunct, creating a powerful, dynamic duo. The dynamism of these powerful, yet soft, visionary aspects could result in good works.

Start your week with gentle movement such as yoga early Monday morning before your settle into the rest of the day with a Moon void of course in Pisces. Take some time off for a walk, an art project, or to catch a film. At 5:58 p.m. PDT the Moon bounces in to Aries, ready to get going on something new. However, the Moon is dark, so take some space for yourself before moving too far forward. 

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Coronavirus Correlations:

Certainly the Coronavirus seems linked to the Saturn/Pluto conjunction, the outbreak occurring on January 21st just after the conjunction on January 12th.  The last Saturn/Pluto conjunction was in 1981-83 and corresponded with the Aids virus. The big event at the Pluto-Saturn opposition was the destruction of the World Trade Center twin towers on 9/11/2001. Pluto entered Capricorn sidereally on February 23rd. Now Pluto is in Capricorn in both tropical and sidereal zodiacs. Pluto is the planet that symbolizes death, destruction, and hidden mysteries; also it symbolizes transformation. Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn, and Saturn symbolizes fear and limitation. This intense alignment is linked to the virus and the big drops and swings in the financial markets. 

Financial market timer/astrologer Ray Merriman posted on Facebook that he suggests that the Feds close the financial markets until Mars crosses Jupiter March 20th, or even better until the first pass of Jupiter over Pluto April 4th. These may be milestones or relief points. Yet, when the Sun comes into square aspect with Saturn and Pluto from April 8-21, this is yet another challenging energy.

From a Vedic astrology perspective, the Moon’s nodes (Rahu and Ketu) are in difficult Nakshatras Mula (South Node/Ketu) and Ardra (North Node/Rahu) thorugh May28th. Also from a sidereal/Vedic perspective Jupiter moved into Capricorn on March 29th where it is in detriment for the next year, when we will need to guard against false optimism and poor judgment. Credit to Barry Rosen at www.appliedvedicastrology.com for perspectives.

The Week in Short:

Sunday: Broaden your perspectives and be optimistic.

Monday: Get down to business and make things happen!

Tuesday: Construct an imaginative, strategic action plan.

Wednesday: Business or career opportunities may be revealed—or generated.

Thursday: As much as we want to break free, we are accountable for our responsibilities.

Friday:  Allow yourself to roam free, and at the same time complete insignificant tasks.

Saturday: Open your compassionate heart to our collective humanity.

Sunday: Powerful day of cosmic alignments.

Monday:  Moon VoC until 5:68 p.m. PDT. Moon is dark just before tomorrow’s New Moon, so take some solitude.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Taurus (March 4-April 3)

  1. Plant spring flowers in your garden.
  2. Cook delicious food to delight your taste buds.
  3. Get a massage.
  4. Get a fresh hair cut
  5. Freshen your wardrobe.
  6. Spray a delightful scent such as rose water around your face.
  7. Find some delightful new inspiring music.
  8. Create a new playlist to inspire your everyday life.
  9. Sing—maybe karaoke?
  10. Adorn yourself with beautiful clothing and jewelry.

*****

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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle):
Pacific Standard Time:
March 15: 2:34 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn); March 18: 5:48 p.m. – 6:16 a.m.{Moon into Aquarius}; March 20 at 2:00 a.m. through March 21 at 5:33 a.m. (Moon into Pisces); March 23: 7:51 a.m. – 5:58 p.m. (Moon into Aries); March 26: 0:16 a.m. – 6:37 a.m. (Moon into Taurus); Saturday, March 28: 4:05 p.m. – 6:38 p.m. (Moon into Gemini); March 30 at 8:11 a.m. through March 31 at 4:43 a.m. (Moon into Cancer); April 2: 9:49 a.m. – 11:26 a.m. (Moon into Leo); April 3 at 12:29 p.m. through April 4, at 2:18 p.m. (Moon into Virgo); April 6: 6:29 a.m. –  2:15 p.m. (Moon into Libra); April 8: 5:50 a.m. –  1:17 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio); April 10: 12:35 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius); April 12: 4:46 a.m. – 5:05 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):
March 15: 10:34 – 17:25 (Moon into Capricorn); March 18: 13:48 – 14:16 {Moon into Aquarius}; March 20 at 10:00 through March 21 at 13:33 (Moon into Pisces); March 23: 7:51 a.m. – 5:58 p.m. (Moon into Aries); March 26: 0:16 a.m. – 6:37 a.m. (Moon into Taurus); Saturday, March 28: 4:05 p.m. – 6:38 p.m. (Moon into Gemini); March 23 at 15:51 through March 24 at 1:58 (Moon into Aries); March 26: 8:16 – 14:37 (Moon into Taurus); Sunday, March 28: 0:05 – 2:38 (Moon into Gemini); March 30 at 16:11 through March 31 at 12:43 (Moon into Cancer); April 2: 17:49 – 19:26 (Moon into Leo); April 3 at 20:29 through April 4, at 22:18 (Moon into Virgo); April 6: 14:29 –  22:15 (Moon into Libra); April 8: 13:50 –  21:17 (Moon into Scorpio); April 10: 20:35 – 21:35 (Moon into Sagittarius); April 12 at 12:45 through April 13th at 1:05 (Moon into Capricorn)

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In the Stars March 8-15, 2020…shining light on the astrology of the week: Full Moon

The week begins with a brilliant Supermoon Full Moon in Virgo that aligns well with the many planets in industrious Capricorn, and Mercury turns direct, both occurring on Monday.   A lot can be accomplished this week. Examples of Mars’ out-of-bounds erratic behavior are the stock market fluctuations and the changing landscape of the Democratic presidential race. The South Node, Mars, Pallas Athena, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto all remain in Capricorn this week. One aspect of Capricorn’s symbolism is fear, and a lot of fear is now being generated with the reporting about the coronavirus. Sun and Neptune are in visionary, compassionate Pisces. Strong energy is available for tremendous productivity and imaginative problem solving. Sunday, March 8th Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 a.m..

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Daylight Savings Time arrives early Sunday morning, taking an hour of our sleep. The Moon is in Virgo on Sunday, fostering a day for getting organized and attending to many tasks and details. The Sun conjuncts visionary Neptune, lifting us up to a larger cosmic picture. Venus and Uranus conjunct in Taurus and make a sizzling, benefic trine to the Virgo Moon. We open our hearts to love and exciting possibilities. Much can be accomplished this day, and we can expect a few nice surprises.

Monday sports a Supermoon Full Moon in Virgo, numerous mostly-benefic aspects. The term Supermoon is given to Full Moons that are closest to the earth in its orbit, called “perigee,” making it bigger and brighter than regular Full Moons. Mercury turns direct at 8:49 p.m. PDT. When planets are stationary turning direction their energy is extra potent. There are intense, practical, work-oriented energies at play with five planets in Capricorn making benefic trines to the Virgo Moon. At the same time there is a mystical, intuitive, compassionate energy with Neptune conjuncting the Sun in the Full Moon alignment. This is an inspiring, power-packed day. Much can be accomplished. Make the most of this high-energy awesome day, and if stationery Mercury plays a few tricks, so be it.

Tuesday is a cosmically light day compared with Monday. The Moon is in copasetic Libra. We gravitate to beauty and harmony and keeping the peace. A Moon-Chiron opposition may bring up relationship issues for healing. The Moon’s square to the nodal axis presses for balance and equality in relationships.

Wednesday holds the weekly lunar square to Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn. This tension demands sensibility and responsible action. Lean into your work with grace.

Feelings run deep on Thursday as the Moon moves into Scorpio. Lunar oppositions to Uranus and Venus may bring unexpected events, and surprising emotional issues. Take some time alone for yourself.

We continue to dive deep into more mysterious matters on Friday through the energy of the Scorpio Moon. There are numerous aspects, mostly positive. Step into your power for good. At the same time, take some space for yourself, as the Scorpio Moon encourages deep pondering and observation.

We greet the world on Saturday with a buoyant, positive attitude, infused with the energy of the sunny Sagittarius Moon. A Sun-Pluto sextile gives us strength and drive to move things forward. A benefic Mars-Neptune sextile fosters visionary action.

Sunday is a rest day! The optimistic Sagittarius Moon calls us to exercise movement, and adventure. Travel through some good reading that expands your world.

It’s a slow start Monday morning due to the Moon being void of course through 9:25 a.m. when it moves into taciturn Capricorn. Then it’s time to get down to business and make things happen. Mercury moves into Pisces where it is in its fall; our thinking may be a bit cloudy.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday:
Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 AM. Get organized and get a lot
accomplished. Expect pleasant surprises and exciting possibilities.

Monday: Make the most of this power-packed day. Full Moon in Virgo. Mercury turns direct.

Tuesday: Strive for balance and harmony, and equality in relationship.

Wednesday: Bring grace and beauty into the demands of your work.

Thursday: Feelings run deep. Unexpected connections emerge.

Friday: Step into your power for generating good, and take some time and space for yourself.

Saturday: Buoyant energy abounds for moving things forward.

Sunday: Take an easy hike.

Monday: Get down to business and make things happen!

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Taurus (March 4-April 3)

  1. Plant spring flowers in your garden.
  2. Cook delicious food to delight your taste buds.
  3. Get a massage.
  4. Get a fresh hair cut
  5. Freshen your wardrobe.
  6. Spray a delightful scent such as rose water around your face.
  7. Find some delightful new inspiring music.
  8. Create a new playlist to inspire your everyday life.
  9. Sing—maybe karaoke?
  10. Adorn yourself with beautiful clothing and jewelry.

*****

I am available for astrological readings/consultations at. Feel
free to forward this blog! Sign up (free) at: http://www.cathycoleman.co
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Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle):
Pacific Standard Time:
Sunday, March 8: 12:12 a.m. – 2:47 a.m. (Moon into Virgo); Tuesday, March 10: 1:32 a.m. – 3:03 a.m. (Moon into Libra); Thursday, March 12: 1:12 a.m. – 2:28 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio); Saturday, March 14: 3:06 a.m. – 4:09 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius) March 15: 2:34 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn); March 18: 5:48 p.m. – 6:16 a.m.{Moon into Aquarius}; March 20 at 2:00 a.m. through March 21 at 5:33 a.m. (Moon into Pisces); March 23: 7:51 a.m. – 5:58 p.m. (Moon into Aries); March 26: 0:16 a.m. – 6:37 a.m. (Moon into Taurus); Saturday, March 28: 4:05 p.m. – 6:38 p.m. (Moon into Gemini); March 30 at 8:11 a.m. through March 31 at 4:43 a.m. (Moon into Cancer); April 2: 9:49 a.m. – 11:26 a.m. (Moon into Leo); April 3 at 12:29 p.m. through April 4, at 2:18 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time): Sunday, March 8: 8:12 – 10:47 (Moon into Virgo); Tuesday, March 10: 9:32 – 11:03 (Moon into Libra); Thursday, March 12: 9:12 – 10:28 (Moon into Scorpio); Saturday, March 14: 11:06 – 12:09 (Moon into Sagittarius); March 15: 10:34 – 17:25 (Moon into Capricorn); March 18: 13:48 – 14:16 {Moon into Aquarius}; March 20 at 10:00 through March 21 at 13:33 (Moon into Pisces); March 23: 7:51 a.m. – 5:58 p.m. (Moon into Aries); March 26: 0:16 a.m. – 6:37 a.m. (Moon into Taurus); Saturday, March 28: 4:05 p.m. – 6:38 p.m. (Moon into Gemini); March 23 at 15:51 through March 24 at 1:58 (Moon into Aries); March 26: 8:16 – 14:37 (Moon into Taurus); Sunday, March 28: 0:05 – 2:38 (Moon into Gemini); March 30 at 16:11 through March 31 at 12:43 (Moon into Cancer); April 2: 17:49 – 19:26 (Moon into Leo); April 3 at 20:29 through April 4, at 22:18 (Moon into Virgo)

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In the Stars March 1-8, 2020…shining light on the astrology of the week

Mercury is in its last week of retrograde motion. Review, reflect, revise, renew. Mars continues out of bounds until June 12th but it is starting to move ahead of the South node this week, easing a little of the heat. We saw this hot and fiery combination in effect with last week’s stock market fluctuations and the fiery Democratic presidential candidates’ debate. When Mars is out of bounds, behavior is more erratic. Go slowly, stay conscious, and keep your cool. The South Node, Mars, Pallas Athena, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto all remain in Capricorn. Sun and Neptune are in visionary, compassionate Pisces. Strong energy abounds for tremendous productivity and imaginative problem solving. Sunday, March 8th Daylight Savings Time clicks in.

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We can get a number of weekend chores accomplished Sunday morning, fueled by the Moon’s benefic alignments with Pluto and Saturn, even though the Moon is void of course. At 11:21 a.m. PST the Moon leaps into curious Gemini. Sunday afternoon beckons us to a social outing, especially one in which we might learn something. How about a visit to a museum or to browse in a local bookstore?

We may lose ourselves in a whirlwind of ideas on Monday as the Gemini Moon squares the Sun and Neptune. Since Mercury is retrograde, the energies of the day could be good for re-thinking things. The day is also primed for inspired writing or losing yourself in a good book. Be imaginative and curious.

A Venus-Saturn square on Tuesday may stir up concern about money and relationships. Curb spending and get to work preparing your tax documents. Talk out concerns. With the Moon in agile Gemini and Mercury retrograde, problems and plans can be re-worked. The mood lightens in the evening as we come to new understandings and re-imagine solutions.

Numerous planets are on the move on Wednesday: tropically the Moon moves into Cancer, Mercury moves retrograde back into Aquarius, and Venus moves into Taurus. An added bonus is that all three of these shifts support the strength of these three planets. There are numerous planetary aspects, mostly benefic, making this a day with great energy and potential. However, the needy Cancer Moon opposes out-of-bound Mars and the South Node, and this alignment can be volatile. Venus’ grounding and steadiness in its ruling sign of Taurus should help us navigate choppy waters.

Thursday begins with a soft and dreamy Moon-Neptune trine, but don’t get too comfortable, as the day gets more demanding with oppositions to the Moon from Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn in Capricorn. Meet the demands with action steps and productivity. You may want to attend to some home improvement projects.

Friday’s backdrop is a fiery, playful Leo Moon which could be fun—but lunar squares to Venus and Uranus give an edgy energy which can also be creative. The Moon-Uranus square could deliver something surprising. Enjoy a romantic, colorful, playful evening.

Make Saturday a fun, leisurely weekend day for play, especially with children or grandchildren. There are few planetary alignments. Enjoy a romantic evening with your sweetie or with good friends. Set your clocks ahead one hour, as Daylight Savings Time kicks in at 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

Daylight Savings Time arrives early Sunday morning, taking an hour of our sleep. The Moon is in Virgo on Sunday, fostering a day for getting organized and attending to many tasks and details. The Sun conjuncts visionary Neptune, lifting us up to a larger cosmic picture. Venus and Uranus conjunct in Taurus and make a benefic trine to the Virgo Moon. We open our hearts to love and exciting possibilities. Much can be accomplished this day, and we can expect a few nice surprises.

Monday sports a SuperMoon Full Moon in Virgo, numerous mostly-benefic aspects, and Mercury turns direct. This is a power-packed day. Much can be accomplished. Make the most of this high-energy awesome day.

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The Week in Short:

Sunday: After getting chores done in the morning, head out to explore and connect.

Monday: Be curious and re-imagine projects.

Tuesday: Re-work concerns about money and relationships.

Wednesday: Extremely active day. Volatility along with presence and sensibility abound.

Thursday: Meet the demands of the day responsibly and productively.

Friday: Fun, creative day with a few surprises and edges.

Saturday: Day for play!

Sunday: Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 AM. Get organized and get a lot accomplished. Expect pleasant surprises and exciting possibilities.

Monday: Make the most of this power-packed day. Full Moon in Virgo. Mercury turns direct.

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Ten Things to Do with Venus in Taurus (March 4-April 3)

  1. Plant spring flowers in your garden.
  2. Cook delicious food to delight your taste buds.
  3. Get a massage.
  4. Get a fresh hair cut
  5. Freshen your wardrobe.
  6. Spray a delightful scent such as rose water around your face.
  7. Find some delightful new inspiring music.
  8. Create a new playlist to inspire your everyday life.
  9. Sing–maybe karaoke?
  10. Adorn yourself with beautiful clothing and jewelry.

*****

I am available for astrological readings/consultations at. Feel
free to forward this blog! Sign up (free) at: http://www.cathycoleman.co
(not com).

*****

Moon Void-of-Course: This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it’s difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.

Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle):
Pacific Standard Time:
Sunday, March 1: 7:52 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. (Moon into Gemini); Tuesday. March 3: 6:19 p.m. – 8:25 p.m. (Moon into Cancer); Thursday, March 5 at 11:11 p.m. through Friday, March 6 at 1:27 a.m. (Moon into Leo); Sunday, March 8: 12:12 a.m. – 2:47 a.m. (Moon into Virgo); Tuesday, March 10: 1:32 a.m. – 3:03 a.m. (Moon into Libra); Thursday, March 12: 1:12 a.m. – 2:28 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio); Saturday, March 14: 3:06 a.m. – 4:09 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius) March 15: 2:34 a.m. – 9:25 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn); March 18: 5:48 p.m. – 6:16 a.m.{Moon into Aquarius}; March 20 at 2:00 a.m. through March 21 at 5:33 a.m. (Moon into Pisces); March 23: 7:51 a.m. – 5:58 p.m. (Moon into Aries); March 26: 0:16 a.m. – 6:37 a.m. (Moon into Taurus); Saturday, March 28: 4:05 p.m. – 6:38 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time): Sunday, March 1: 15:52 – 19:20 (Moon into Gemini); Tuesday. March 3: at 14:19 through Wednesday, March 4 at 4:25 (Moon into Cancer); Friday, March 6: 7:11 – 8:27 (Moon into Leo); Sunday, March 8: 8:12 – 10:47 (Moon into Virgo); Tuesday, March 10: 9:32 – 11:03 (Moon into Libra); Thursday, March 12: 9:12 – 10:28 (Moon into Scorpio); Saturday, March 14: 11:06 – 12:09 (Moon into Sagittarius); March 15: 10:34 – 17:25 (Moon into Capricorn); March 18: 13:48 – 14:16 {Moon into Aquarius}; March 20 at 10:00 through March 21 at 13:33 (Moon into Pisces); March 23: 7:51 a.m. – 5:58 p.m. (Moon into Aries); March 26: 0:16 a.m. – 6:37 a.m. (Moon into Taurus); Saturday, March 28: 4:05 p.m. – 6:38 p.m. (Moon into Gemini); March 23 at 15:51 through March 24 at 1:58 (Moon into Aries); March 26: 8:16 – 14:37 (Moon into Taurus); Sunday, March 28: 0:05 – 2:38 (Moon into Gemini)

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